South King Fire Capt. Brad Chaney visits with Santa in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of SKFR

South King Fire Capt. Brad Chaney visits with Santa in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of SKFR

South King Fire to host Santa parade, canned food drive this weekend

Parade to visit Federal Way Friday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 6; Des Moines Saturday, Dec. 5 and Monday, Dec. 7.

Santa Claus is coming to town … on a fire engine.

This weekend, South King Fire and Rescue is hosting a Santa parade and canned food collection drive throughout Federal Way and Des Moines. The department, which covers 41 square miles encompassing the two cities, has partnered with the City of Federal Way to donate all canned food contributions to the Federal Way Senior Center Food Bank.

Santa, along with his helpful elves (also known as firefighters), will parade through busy streets and neighborhoods in their decorated engines throughout Twin Lakes near Station 63 Friday, Dec. 4; northern Des Moines near Station 67 Saturday, Dec. 5; near Camelot Elementary School and Station 65 in Lakeland North Sunday, Dec. 6; and Woodmont Beach near Station 66 in Des Moines Monday, Dec. 7.

South King Fire’s Santa Parade is set to visit Federal Way from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The parade will tour Des Moines from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7.


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